by Jay Alexander
posted Jun 19 2015 8:21PM
Fetty Wap says that his left eye, which he lost as a chid because of congenital glaucoma, used to make people uncomfortable.
"People used to be scared to come up to me because of my eye," Fetty Wap says during an interview with VIBE. "But it's way different now."
Fetty Wap, who appears on the cover of the publication's current digital issue, also discusses Bobby Shmurda during the interview. The New Jersey rapper says that Bobby Shmurda is paying for his actions.
"We're some young hood niggas that lived a certain lifestyle, and there's consequences that come with that," Fetty Wap says of Bobby Shmurda, who, along with members of his GS9 crew, faces more than 100 charges including reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia. "Right now, he's doing his time like a G. When that's over, he'll come back out and move on. Sometimes you can be far, far away from the hood and this type of shit still follows you. Really, I believe if you were a person known for violence — or every time you go somewhere someone's gets shot and shit like that, then the cops will really be on you. At all my parties there don't really be none of that shit. I don't give the people the opportunity."
by Jay Alexander
posted Jun 19 2015 8:18PM
A judge has set Dylann Roof's bond to $1 million on his charge of possession of a firearm. Roof will remain in custody as he also charged with nine counts of murder.
During the bond hearing Friday afternoon, a daughter of one of the victims told Roof, "I forgive you." A woman who was in the church during the shooting said, "Every fiber in my body hurts'; 'may God have mercy'," the Associated Press reports.
Roof is reportedly in a solitary confinement cell next to former officer Michael T. Slager who is awaiting trial for killing Walter Scott in April.
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Charleston Police Department has charged Dylann Roof with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm in the killing of nine innocent Black people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the department tweeted Friday morning. A bond hearing for Roof is set for Friday afternoon.
Dylann Roof had confessed to killing Cynthia Hurd, Tywanza Sanders, Sharonda Singleton, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., DePayne Doctor and Sen. Clementa Pickney, police sources told CNN on Friday.
His roommate, Dalton Taylor, told ABC News that Roof was planning the shooting spree for six months and that Roof was passionate about segregation. "He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself," Taylor said.
Sylvia Johnson, a cousin of Pickney, told MSNBC that one of the survivors told her that Roof "had reloaded five different times... and he just said, 'I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go.'"
Police captured Dylann Roof Thursday morning in Shelby, N.C., during a traffic stop.
"I can confirm that there is a suspect in custody," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news conference.
The FBI is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. Witnesses say that he told the congregation that he was there "to shoot Black people," according to CNN.
Joseph Meek Jr., a friend of Roof's, told the Associated Press that he had been best friends with him in middle school but lost touch five years ago. The friends reconnected a few weeks ago, he said.
"He said Blacks were taking over the world. Someone needed to do something about it for the white race," Meek said. "He said he wanted segregation between whites and Blacks. I said, 'That's not the way it should be.' But he kept talking about it."
Roof's record includes trespassing on private property and drug possession. In a Facebook picture, he is seen wearing "the emblem of white-ruled Rhodesia, the African country that became Zimbabwe in 1980," according to the Associated Press.
Emanuel A.M.E. is one of the oldest Black churches in the South, and the building is considered a historic site by the National Park Service.
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Clementa Pickney, Cynthia Hurd, Dalton Taylor, Daniel Simmons Sr., Dylann Roof, Ethel Lance, Joseph Meek Jr., Loretta Lynch, Michael T. Slager, Myra Thompson, Sharonda Singleton, Susie Jackson, Sylvia Johnson, Victim, Walter Scott
by Jay Alexander
posted Jun 19 2015 8:16PM
Here's What the Braille in Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Album Booklet Means
He said in an interview with Mass Appeal:
[There]'s actually a sketch of Braille that's added to the title hidden inside the [CD] booklet that I don't think nobody has caught yet. You can actually feel the bump lines. But if you can see it, which is the irony of it, you can break down the actual full title of the album.